VanMall shooting suspect fights extradition

first_img The third suspect in a fatal shooting in the VanMall neighborhood is still in Oregon’s Washington County Jail, apparently fighting extradition to Clark County.Zacheriah A. Douglas, 22, is suspected of shooting Vancouver resident Craig Moritz to death early Feb. 4 in a field in the 7700 block of Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive. Moritz, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.Douglas is wanted in Clark County on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with Moritz’ death. He was arrested Feb. 5 in Forest Grove, Ore., on a parole violation. He has a fugitive hearing Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court.Washington County sheriff’s Sgt. Vance Stimler said it appears that Douglas has not waived extradition to Clark County, which means he’s likely resisting it. Clark County will need to obtain a governor’s warrant to extradite him back to the state, Stimler said. He said after the governor’s warrant is issued, Douglas would be transported to Clark County.Jonathan Hensey, 21, of East Wenatchee and Shawn Fortner, 19, of Bend, Ore., are being held on $500,000 bail and $750,000 bail, respectively, in Clark County Jail on suspicion of being accomplices in the shooting. They were arrested Feb. 4. Their arraignment is set for Feb. 19. Zacheriah A. Douglaslast_img

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